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$4,000,000 Schmidt Kramer Verdict Draws Media Attention

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

On January 17, 2013, Michael and Terry Hobbins were awarded $4,034,000 after Mr. Hobbins was shot by Leroy Miller in Union County between Mifflinburg and New Berlin. The Legal Intelligencer also did an article.

Judge Michael Hudock found initially that the Plaintiff had lost $1,034,000 in past and future income.  He then recounted the serious losses for pain and suffering that the Hobbins’ suffered and awarded $2,000,000 for non-economic damages.  Finally, the judge recounted the facts which had come out during trial showing that the Defendant was guilty of possessing a weapon illegally and shooting at a person, which translated into a violation of the most fundamental rule of hunting, “identify your target before shooting.”  He then awarded punitive damages in the amount of $1,000,000.

The case resulted because Defendant Miller was hunting spring gobblers illegally and shot our client with a shot gun.  Our client was very seriously injured, and the Judge in the case took the time to understand fully the impact the problems had on Mr. Hobbins’ life.

This case is an example of how seriously Schmidt Kramer injury lawyers take our cases, and the impact an injury has on our clients’ lives.  If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the fault of another person, we may be able to help.  Our offices in the Harrisburg area allow us to serve a broad region including the central part of Pennsylvania.

Joe Chapman